Day 109, Fort Massac State Park, Illinois

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Another fantastic day ! Woke up to the Ohio River still within its banks; the flood warning was just around the bend down river from us . The old timers we met this morning said not to worry if the snags in the river were floating by so fast – to start worrying when they didn’t because that means they closed the locks and dams and it would all start backing up and overflowing . Noted !

Went to the Paducah library for a long day of school . Looooong day . We’re all excited for the kids to be done . I did read an excellent book – the Gentle Barn . Glad I didn’t read it when we had a barn or I would have filled it up . Dare you to read it and not cry .

Next stop was the National Quilt Museum . When Dan talked to Grandma Helen , she wasn’t sure if her quilt was there , or traveling . We were so lucky – it just came back ! And we got a picture even though there are signs all over stating no pictures . We had been excited to see it , and several people nearby were , too . When the docent went to ask if we could take a picture for Grandma , they all kept coming up “take it now , take it “! Which I couldn’t because what does that teach the kids ?!

Someone decided we could , and we took the above picture . The quilt is called Primrose Lane and is exquisite ! Helen donated it when they asked , and she and it are both featured in the book , “Oh , Wow! The miniature quilts and their makers, at the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society .”

Helen said later that when she read that we were going , she knew the kids would be bored . Dan said “No, Nate went flying through it…” To which Nate said “Yeah , I wanted to get done .” Right again , Helen ! And what is this trip for if not to educate and bore our teens ?! They’ll never forget seeing their Grandma’s quilt in a national museum . Almost as good as the quilts they have from her .

Went to downtown Metropolis next . You know , the home of Superman . Eliza took the picture below , for which Nate will probably never forgive me . The previous pictures I was posing as Superman and he was mortified . Everything Dan and I do in public is embarrassing to them . Nate paid me $10 one night to not be weird/stop acting normal . I should have framed it because it was so funny , but I spent it on him the next day instead .

Another blessed day !

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About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

3 thoughts on “Day 109, Fort Massac State Park, Illinois

  1. ally: Oh, to see and experience what you have all lived so far. Thanks for posting. You have been blessed with safety and the making of beautiful memories. Take care of each other and smile often. Love, nj

    Nita J. Rauch Seeds of Greatness 541-382-4499 “Socialism is great UNTIL you run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher

    Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 02:45:28 +0000 To: njrauch@hotmail.com

  2. Sally: sorry about the missed ‘s’ – still getting use to this laptop’s keyboard!!

    Nita J. Rauch Seeds of Greatness 541-382-4499 “Socialism is great UNTIL you run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher

    From: njrauch@hotmail.com To: comment+c3kws_e4llyx1ihn5-2918@comment.wordpress.com Subject: RE: [New post] Day 109! Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:44:56 -0700

    ally: Oh, to see and experience what you have all lived so far. Thanks for posting. You have been blessed with safety and the making of beautiful memories. Take care of each other and smile often. Love, nj

    Nita J. Rauch Seeds of Greatness 541-382-4499 “Socialism is great UNTIL you run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher

    Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 02:45:28 +0000 To: njrauch@hotmail.com

    1. Thanks Nita ! Miss you . Yes, we know how good we’ve got it and thank God everyday ! And we’re still talking to each other ! Hope YOU are feeling better . Hugs , Sally

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